Nine Unique Animals to See at Disney World

When you think about the Walt Disney World Resort, chances are you probably think about Mickey Mouse, Cinderella Castle, and beloved attractions. However, there are some amazing and unique animals to see at Disney World, too! WLW608501THUMB Red kangaroos – Discovery Island Trails & Oasis, Disney’s Animal Kingdom You can see some unique animals on Discovery Island Trails and Oasis on your way into Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The red kangaroos can be seen from the front of the Tree of Life. WLW608502THUMB Longnose Gar – Discovery Island Trails & Oasis, Disney’s Animal Kingdom You can see some unique animals on Discovery Island Trails and Oasis on your way into Disney’s Animal Kingdom. You can see the longnose gar on the path that crosses through the center of the Oasis just after you enter Animal Kingdom. WLW608503THUMB Ruppell’s griffon vulture – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge  Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is home to more than 200 animals including the Ruppell’s griffon vulture. You can visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge even without staying there to check out the incredible animals on the savanna and learn more about them. WLW608504THUMB Nyala – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is home to more than 200 animals including themesmerizing Nyala. You can visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge even without staying there to check out the incredible animals on the savanna and learn more about them. WLW608505 Argus Pheasant – Maharajah Jungle Trek, Asia, Disney’s Animal Kingdom The Maharajah Jungle Trek is home to many animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Check out the aviary on your next visit to see the beautiful Argus pheasant. WLW608566-613x517 Eld’s deer – Maharajah Jungle Trek, Asia, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Eld’s deer are an endangered species that can also be found on the Maharajah Jungle Trek. On your next visit, take a look at their large floppy ears that can turn independently of one another. Those ears allow the Eld’s deer to hear predators from long distances. WLW608507-613x490 Shetland ponies – Tri-Circle-D Ranch, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort is a great place to enjoy horseback rides, carriage rides, and even pony rides! The Shetland ponies are located just a few feet from Pioneer Hall at the Tri-Circle-D Farm. While you’re in the area, don’t miss the Draft Horse Barn where you can see a variety of breeds and see a display on the many horses in Disney history. WLW608508-613x407 Pineywoods cow – Affection Section, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Affection Section is a hidden gem at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Guests have the opportunity to get up close and personal with a few different animals and learn from animal experts and keepers. Pineywoods cattle are a critically endangered breed of “heritage” livestock. WLW608509-613x407 Asian brown tortoise – Dinoland, U.S.A., Disney’s Animal Kingdom

In a little island between The Boneyard and Restaurantosaurus, you can find the Asian brown tortoises.

What are your favorite unique animals to see at Disney World?

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